Monthly Archives: October 2014

Europe – Ecta calls for strong regulation to combat NGA monopolies

Ecta calls for strong regulation to combat NGA monopolies – Telecompaper. According to Telecompaper, the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (Ecta) considers the greatest threat to Europe’s telecom competitiveness in the world is a return to broadband monopolies and oligopolies.

Spain – Spanish senate approves Intellectual Property Law reform – Telecompaper

Spanish senate approves Intellectual Property Law reform – Telecompaper. According to Telecompaper, the senate has given the green light to the reform of the Intellectual Property Law. The reform aims to curb internet piracy with rapid processes to shut down offending sites and also contains the so-called ‘Google tax’.

AT&T To Pay $105 Million To Resolve Wireless Cramming Investigation | FCC.gov

AT&T To Pay $105 Million To Resolve Wireless Cramming Investigation | FCC.gov. AT&T, the telecommunications giant, will pay $105 million to settle allegations of wrongful billing of customers, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Poland – New regulations concerning wholesale broadband Internet access services

New regulations concerning wholesale broadband Internet access services in Poland. The President of the Office of Electronic Communications has introduced new regulations concerning wholesale broadband Internet access services in Poland. Both consumers and operators will benefit from the decision, which should lead to the investment increase and strengthen competitiveness.

ARCEP publishes the responses to the consultation on FttH network access pricing

ARCEP publishes the responses to the consultation on FttH network access pricing. Working to achieve national harmonisation to increase the chances of commercial success for fibre networks nationwide The pace of shared optical local loop rollouts has increased considerably in recent months (38% increase in eligible premises, or 810,000 additional premises passed in 2013), and […]